October 30, 2012


Halloween; also known as  All Hallows' Eve, is a yearly celebration observed in a number of different countries on Oct 31st. This is the date of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows or All Saints eve.  According to many experts, it was originally influenced by western European harvest festivals and the festivals of the dead with possible pagan roots , particularly the Celtic Samhain.  Others say that is started independently of Celtic Samhain and has Christian roots.   

Whichever it is Halloween is the chance for children to go from house to house to collect treats.  Unfortunately there are those who have given rotten treats in the past and now most adults prefer to have their children to go to a party where they know they will be safe.  I used to love having little kids particularly come by all dressed up as a gypsy or a bum or a fairy and give them a nice treat.  It is a shame because of some  persons perverted sense of what they think is humour today's children can not prove to be an entertainment of sorts to the older generation.

The Wee Few Thoughts of Dylan the Dog 

Why don't our masters or mistresses take us out for Halloween.  I ask you....if we could just get a few pieces of chicken or a bit of pepperoni, wouldn't that be lovely?  Some us who are talented could do a curtsey or bow and get extras!  Oh well!  Nobody listens to a wee doggie so I guess I will be staying in on Halloween again this year.

                             I could wear this outfit Mom!